Foreman – Portland

Title: Foreman

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Workforce Manager / Site Superintendent

Company Overview:

We are safe.  We are one team.  We honor the craft. We give back.  We have fun.  We value relationships.  We do the right thing.

R&H Construction is a local commercial general contractor with offices in Portland and Bend, OR.  We have a team of over 240 employees that utilize their talents to build our communities.  We are proud that the buildings we construct provide people homes, places to work and places to thrive!

As a foreman you are self-motivated, you take pride in your work, you are detail oriented and quality driven, but most importantly you are safe.  R&H’s culture has led many employees to spend 20+ years of their career here, and we are committed to giving employees the resources and advancement opportunities necessary to cultivate a successful career in construction.

Position Overview:

A Foreman is responsible for providing leadership and instruction to R&H crews and subcontractors that are safely building, remodeling, installing, and repairing structures, fixtures, and other items. The foreman also ensures R&H safety and quality control measures are met on the jobsite.

Essential Functions:


At R&H everyone is empowered to work safe.  The site foreman must provide leadership that results in a safe work culture, is responsible and accountable for the safety of the crew under his/her direction.

  • Responsible and accountable for the safety of the crew under his/her direction
  • Facilitate weekly job site safety meetings
  • Ensure completion of initial safety and hazard assessments (site specific safety plan and pre-task plans)
  • Participate in safety/incident investigations
  • Ensure tools, cords and equipment have been properly inspected
  • Provide job site safety orientations
  • Track jobsite safety requirements, including employee safety certifications, tool and equipment inspections, etc.

 Leadership and Supervision:

The site foreman coordinates the crews and is involved in holding crews accountable for their performance.

  • Communicate job assignments to subcontractors and R&H team members
  • Recognize, address and resolve issues/problems among/between crew members
  • Apply principles of workplace respect on site
  • Ensure crew compliance with project and company policies and procedures
  • Provide performance evaluations for R&H crew members with superintendent input

Planning and Scheduling:

The site foreman is accountable for following project plans and schedules to ensure that crews under his/her direction perform daily and weekly activities to meet productivity goals.

  • Interpret and understand the comprehensive plan set and specifications
  • Accountable for reading, understanding and following project schedule
  • Ensure crews under his/her direction perform daily and weekly activities to meet production goals
  • Prioritize work plan and communicate to crew
  • Work with the crew to solve project problems/challenges
  • Perform material take-offs

Quality Control:

The site foreman is accountable for ensuring the completed work meets quality standards.

  • Ensure completed work meets R&H quality standards
  • Conduct onsite assessment/pre-planning prior to commencing work to ensure the job runs smoothly
  • Oversee the execution of the work, including quality and production, ensuring that the crew meets job specifications and follows plans
  • Read and interpret building plans/drawings/specifications
  • Accurately measure and perform layout according to plans/specs
  • Inspect and measure completed work
  • Document any necessary quality control efforts


  • Accountable for the preparation of reports, including work progress, daily timekeeping, daily reports, incident reports, etc.
  • Log and track special inspections

Perform additional assignments (including some journey-level carpenter tasks) as requested by the Workforce Manager or Site Supervisor.


Knows and Understands:

  • Company and project safety programs
  • OSHA regulations
  • DEQ/Environmental regulations

Has the ability to:

  • Lead the crew
  • Effectively communicate (orally and in writing) in English, with good comprehension
  • To speak Spanish is a plus
  • Coach and teach crew members
  • Apply problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Organize and delegate work
  • Navigate on a personal computer
  • Utilize Microsoft Office programs including, Word, Excel and Outlook

Show that he/she:

  • Is ready to take on new challenges and is willing to learn
  • Has good work ethic
  • Can adjust to change
  • Is a role model who leads by example
  • Is willing to motivate and mentor crew members
  • Is a team player
  • Takes responsibility
  • Is honest and acts with integrity


  • 5+ years of experience as a qualified and competent tradesperson and/or has a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering management and 1 year of construction experience
  • OSHA 10 Hour Certification a plus
  • Commercial construction safety knowledge / training

Physical Activities:

Key: Rarely (0-20%), Occasionally (21-50%), Frequently (51-80%), and Continuously (81+%)

  • Continuous standing, walking (frequently on uneven surfaces)
  • Occasional bending/stooping
  • Rarely crawling
  • Frequent repetitive motion of hands/wrists
  • Occasional kneeling
  • Occasional climbing
  • Continuous grasping
  • Frequently push, pull, lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Work Environment:

This position generally requires 8 hours a day.  The workweek is Monday-Friday and occasionally on weekends/nights depending on the project.  This position is based out of our Portland office, but the incumbent would be required to work on jobsites throughout the greater Portland metropolitan area.  In addition, the position sometimes (0-20%) requires travel.  This position requires work in the outdoors in all types of weather.  It requires walking, standing, bending and stooping for extended periods, at times in confined spaces.  Work occurs on ladders, scaffolds and other above ground locations.  Employees may be exposed to dust, fumes, noise and unpleasant variation in temperature.  Work requires lifting and carrying heavy objects.  Some positions require working around chemicals and caustic compounds.  R&H will provide all necessary personal protective equipment to keep you safe.



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